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PSN Welcome Back Program Online Find Out How to Download Your Free Games!

Gamers in the US and Europe have begun to receive emails from Sony informing them on how they can download their free PS3 and PSP games as part of Sony’s PSN Welcome Back program.  If you live in the US or Europe you can now sign into the PSN store from your PS3 console and begin to take advantage of Sony’s free game offerings, as well as a host of other freebies such as, PSN + memberships, a free movie download, and over 100 free items for Playstation Home.  I’ve compiled a guide of how to receive your free schwag below, so check it out, fire up your PS3, and score Sony’s mea culpa package for their supreme security f*ck up today!  You’ve been thinking that this is a good start on the road to mending fences with gamers…

How to download your two free PS3 games

1. Log on to PlayStation®Store

2. Click on the “Welcome Back” tab in the upper left menu

3. Select “Welcome Back Free PS3™ Game 1”

4. Within the category, click on the “Welcome Back Free PS3™ Game 1” product and “Get Now”

5. Select your free PS3™ game*, and “Download”*

6. Repeat steps 3-5 with “Welcome Back Free PS3™ Game 2”

7. Go to the XMB™ to play your free games.

 
*If you do not immediately select your free game after downloading Welcome Back Free PS3™ Game 1 or Welcome Back Free PS3™ Game 2, you need to perform the following steps in order to claim your free game (also applies to the PSP games):

1. Exit PlayStation®Store

2. From the XMB™: select ‘Account Management’ -> ‘Transaction Management’ -> ‘Services List’ -> ‘SCEA Promotion’

3. Select ‘Welcome Back Free PS3™ Game 1’ or ‘Welcome Back Free PS3™ Game 2’ (whichever product has remaining uses)

4. Select ‘Select Content’ button and select your game
Due to high traffic on PlayStation Store, you may encounter error messages or issues. We advise you to check back a little later and try again.

If at any point you can’t find the ‘Welcome Back Free Game 1 or 2’ products, the list of available titles or a game you’ve selected, go to your XMB > PlayStation Network > Account Management > Transaction Management > Services List > SCEA Promotions to complete the process.

 

How to download your two free PSP games

1. Log on to PlayStation®Store

2. Click on the “Welcome Back” tab in the upper left menu

3. Select “Welcome Back Free PSP® Game 1”

4. Within the category, click on the “Welcome Back Free PSP® Game 1” product and “Get Now”

5. Select your Free PSP® game*, and “Download”

6. Repeat steps 3-5 with “Welcome Back Free PSP® Game 2”

7. Go to the XMB™ to play your free games.

 

How to gain access to Playstation + for 30 day period

1. Log on to PlayStation®Store

2. Click on the “Welcome Back” tab in the upper left menu

3. Select “PlayStation®Plus 30 Days Free”

Unlike a typical subscription, this will not auto renew, but rather will expire 30 days from the day you download.

 

How to download 100 free PS Home items

1. Log into PlayStation®Home.

2. Go to the kiosk in Central Plaza to get 100 free virtual items and two personal spaces – Dragon’s Lair and the Mansion Garage.

3. Visit Ooblag’s Alien Casino and get a free Ooblag game for your personal space (coming June 2011).

 

How to get your “On Us” movie rental

1. Log on to the PlayStation®Store

2. Access the Video Tab

3. Click on the “Welcome Back” tab in the upper left menu

4. Select any or all films to rent and begin downloading

5. Go to the XMB™ to watch your movie rental(s) on us (You have 30 days to begin watching your rental. Once started, you have 24 hours to complete viewing.)

 

Music Subscription extension requires nothing do be done on your part.

 

 

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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of EntertainmentBuddha.com where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.